Reentry Resources


  • Reentry Mythbusters

    Fact sheets created by the National Reentry Resource Center designed to give clear information about policies impacting formerly incarcerated individuals concerning public housing, employment, parental rights, Medicaid, voting rights, and more.

  • Oklahoma ReEntry: Transitional Services and Resources

    Made by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, this website provides information about basic needs & services, employment, identification/registration, and medical needs.

  • Reentering Your Community - Handbook

    This handbook includes services and resources available to help you in three areas: before your release, just after you return home, and later, when you're a bit more settled in. 

  • Know Your Rights

    Do you know your rights? These easy-to-use downloadable resources were created by the ACLU so you can have your rights at your fingertips.

  • The Formerly Incarcerated Convicted People and Families Movement

    A national network of civil and human rights organizations led by people with conviction histories and their family members.

Community Resource Guide

Use this community resource guide for Canadian County and surrounding areas to find resources that suit your needs. The guide contains helpful resources for: Food & Basic Needs, Housing & Shelter, Health Care, Legal Resources, and more.

Heartline 2-1-1

A free tool that is always available to connect you with the help you need. Can connect you with: rental assistance, food pantries, affordable housing, health resources, child care, caregiver support, financial programs, and job programs. 

Community Resources

  • Canadian Valley Workforce Center of Excellence

    Works to give individuals access to the resources they need to develop skills necessary for in-demand careers. Partners with workforce agencies, education providers, community organizations, and Tribal governments. 

  • Hunger Free Oklahoma

    Hunger Free Oklahoma is here to help you find food and nutrition assistance programs. Use their Food Resource Tool to find the right resource for you. 

  • Affordable Housing Online

    The most up to date and complete affordable housing database in the US. Provides up to date information on affordable housing options, low income rental assistance programs, and breaking news on waiting list openings. 

  • United Way of Canadian County - 2023 Pocket Guide

    In this guide, you will find agencies partnered with the United Way of Canadian County for a variety of needs. 

  • Be a Neighbor

    Non-profits, faith groups, and community organizations that are meeting needs locally through resources and mentorship. If you are in need of help, or you want to be more engaged in your community to help others, this website is meant to be a tool for you to find your closest Neighbor.

State ID & Documents

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  • Driver's License Reinstatement

    Learn the steps to reinstate your license and how to submit a request for reinstatement. 

  • Order a Birth Certficate

    Order a copy of your birth certificate from the OSDH Dept. of Vital Records.

  • Replace a Social Security Card

    Follow the steps provided by the Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma to get a replacement copy of your Social Security card. 

  • Get a New State ID

    Use this website to learn how to obtain a new State ID.

  • Clean Slate Clearinghouse

    Provides people with criminal records, legal service providers, and state policymakers with information on juvenile and adult criminal record clearance policies in all US states.

Restore Your Vote

  • Restore Your Vote

    Created by the Campaign Legal Center, this website allows users to answer questions about their convictions and determine if they are eligible to vote right now, or eligible to go through the process to restore their right to vote.

  • Voting with a Criminal Conviction

    Compiled by the ACLU, this is a guide for registering to vote with a criminal conviction in the state of Oklahoma.

  • Voting Rights for Ex-Offenders by State

    An overview of voting rights laws for each U.S. state by the nonprofit organization, NonProfit Vote.

Employment Resources

  • Guide to Getting Hired After Incarceration

    This guide is designed to help formerly incarcerated people overcome obstacles and provides resources to seeking education or finding a career.

  • JobNow

    Connects job searchers with live interview coaching, resume creation, a writing lab, and helpful tips for landing the perfect career. Live help is available seven days a week from 1 pm - 10 pm.

  • How to Gather Evidence of Rehabilitation

    How you can help convince an employer, landlord, government agency, or other decision maker to give you a fair chance when you have an arrest or conviction record. 

  • Crafting an Effective Personal Statement

    Learn the best way to tell employers and others about the positive changes you have made since the time of your last conviction. 

  • Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board

    Apply for services today! Offers: Skills Assessment, Supportive Services, Job Placement Services, Job Readiness Training, and Occupational Skills Training.

  • Oklahoma Small Business Development Center

    Provides resources and workshops for developing a small business, including free and confidential advising.

  • What Are Your Rights As an Employee?

    A guide to your rights as an employee in the state of Oklahoma, made by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

  • My Next Move

    An interactive tool for job seekers to learn more about career options with tasks, skills, wage information, and more for over 900 different careers.

  • ONet Online

    Provides information about the knowledge, skills, and abilities for over 1,000 occupations.

  • Crafting an Effective Letter of Reference for an Individual with a Conviction Record

    A handy template that can be used by someone writing a reference that addresses concerns that others may have about your conviction. 

Federal Bonding Program

The Federal Bonding Program may increase your chance of getting employed! The FEP is an employer hiring incentive that guarantees the honesty of the job seeker.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit available to employers as an incentive to hire individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment, including formerly incarcerated people.

Search for a Job Online

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  • OK Job Match

    Search for jobs in Oklahoma, create a resume, find on-the-job training and apprenticeship opportunities, connect with career counselors, and more.

  • Indeed

    Indeed is a free service to job seekers where you can upload a resume, search through job listings, save them, and apply to them directly.

  • Glassdoor

    Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more.

  • Felony Record Hub

    Allows you to search for jobs that will hire those with a felony record. Provides information on jobs, housing, and reentry programs for formerly incarcerated individuals. 

  • Career OneStop - Job Search for Ex-Offenders

    Provides information for how to talk to a potential employer about your conviction, locate state resources, and find felon friendly employers.


Education (2)
  • Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

    Brainfuse Adult Learning Center provides online and live one-on-one academic coaching for high school equivalency tests, Microsoft Office help, and more. 

  • OK Career Tech

    Nationally recognized education and training for a wide range of specialized courses and training opportunities.

  • OK College Start

    Tools to help plan your education, find the right school, and apply!

  • Federal Aid for Students with Criminal Convictions

    Make sure you understand your status and don't assume you can't get aid. The website will help you learn your eligibility for receiving federal student aid.

  • Sesame Street Incarceration Toolkit

    Sesame Street has a toolkit of videos, activities, and handouts offering advice, encouragement, and games to cope with the absence of an incarcerated family member. 

  • Children of Incarcerated Parents Toolkit 2023

    A toolkit designed for caregivers, service providers, or educators to find answers to questions children may have when their parent is incarcerated. 

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